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The best Twitter accounts to follow the WYD

2016-07-09

Various social networks allow you to receive the latest infomation on all the events of the WYD in Krakow.

Pope Francis will be in Poland from July 27-31. Here are some useful Twitter accounts to keep track of everything.

The WYD website provides a comprenhensive source of information. It is offered in nine different languages, and the account keeps you informed of the news, anecdotes and alerts related to the WYD. The website is also linked to Instagram and Foursquare, where people share advice and comments on things to do and see in Poland.

The Pope's Twitter and Instagram accounts will also make daily updates with his remarks and his pictures throughout the visit. Pope Francis's Twitter account tweets in 9 different languages and it has around 30 million followers. That number typically goes up after his trips.

@ConElPapa was the official account for the Pope's trip to Mexico and it is one of the most active and original accounts if you want to receive the latest news on the Pope's activity.

The American bishops have also started their own account, World Youth Day USA (@WYDUSA) with special suggestions in Krakow, open to all pilgrims in their Mercy Center, where they will have catechesis, meetings, and lots of music.

Another noteworthy account is Net for God @NetForGod. They suggest videos and special content to prepare for the WYD, especially in English and French.

There are many other interesting accounts: @CurasOnline, whose daily tweets reach more than 50,000 followers, @BishopBarron, with his always innovative proposals, or @FOCUScatholic, that always suggests good resources to learn more about the faith.

Lastly, Rome Reports will offer a special coverage of all of Pope Francis's events. From his flight to Poland to the announcement of the next WYD. Aside from our Twitter and Facebook accounts, you may find daily overviews of the main events on YouTube.

The Pope will arrive in Poland on Wednesday, July 27th. During his five-day stay he will visit Auschwitz and the sanctuaries of Czestochowa and the Divine Mercy. He will also host important events with the youth, such as the Way of the Cross, the Vigil, and the Closing Mass.



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